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Varna-Style Braised Chicken (Bulgarian Dish)

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“This is a popular Balkan chicken dish smothered in rich, herby, sherry tomato sauce with mushrooms that we love having at home. (Edited: moved garlic cloves and onions to include under "For the sauce" to coincide with procedure as spotted by KateL. No actual change to recipe has been made.)”
1hr 19mins
6-8 chicken pieces

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. preheat oven to 200 degree Celsius.
  2. heat oil and butter in wok, and in the meantime season chicken with salt, pepper and thyme.
  3. add the seasoned chicken pieces to the wok and brown at all sides.
  4. place the cooked chicken in a casserole dish and set aside.
  5. For the sauce:
  6. stir fry garlic and onions approximately 2-3 mins until soft, adding the rest of the sauce ingredients except mushrooms.
  7. bring to a boil, then reduce heat and add the mushrooms.
  8. Pour sauce over chicken, cover and bake for 1hr hour, or until cooked thoroughly.
  9. garnish with basil or thyme and serve.

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